October 2010 Archives

Learn About Publishing!

Come hear Matt Becker, Acquisitions Editor at the University of Nevada Press. Matt received his Ph.D. from our American Studies program and entered the field of publishing. He will talk about possible careers in publishing, as well as provide tips about how to get dissertations published as books. Open to everyone. Thursday, November 11, 2:20-3:20, Scott Hall Commons.

PCard Receipt Reminder

Please submit receipts for all October PCard purchases to date to Laura by Monday, November 1, 2010.

The Social Science Research Council is accepting applications for the 2011 International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF). Seventy-five fellowships are awarded annually, with a per-fellowship average of $18,750. Open to grad students conducting dissertation research outside of the United States. Applicants must complete all Ph.D. requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2011, whichever comes first. Application deadline: November 3, 2010.

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track: Public History, UNC-Greensboro

The History Department of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin in August 2011. Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in History, American Studies, African American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Urban Studies, or a related field by August 1, 2011. Preference will be given to applicants with interests in digital humanities and community-engaged scholarship. Application deadline: November 8, 2010.

St. Olaf College-Dept. of English Position

The Department of English at St. Olaf College is now accepting applications for a tenure track position with teaching and scholarly expertise in the area of twentieth- and twenty-first century American literature, with emphasis on post WWII multicultural literatures such as Latina/o, Native American, African American, Indian American, and Asian American literatures. Ph.D. completed by September 1, 2011 is strongly preferred. Review of applications begins: October 15, 2011.

Going Global: Internationalizing Education for the 21st Century

"Going Global: Internationalizing Education for the 21st Century", will be presented by Representatives from the U.S. Department of Education International and Foreign Language Education Service on Thursday October 28, 2010 from 12:20-1:10 p.m. in the University International Center. A light lunch will be provided.

The Graduate School's William Stout and Thomas Wallace Fellowship includes a stipend of $22,000 plus tuition and is open to graduate students in the humanities or social sciences who are in the intermediate years of the Ph.D., normally students currently in their 2nd and 3rd years. Up to three awards total. NOTE: Application materials are due to the Department, attention Melanie, by the internal Departmental deadline of November 10, 2010.

The Graduate School's Harold Leonard Memorial Fellowship in Film Study includes a stipend of $22,000 plus tuition and is open to graduate students proposing a year of research or study in film history, criticism, theory, or aesthetics. Up to two fellowships awarded. Applications for this fellowship do not require departmental nomination and are due directly to the Graduate School Fellowship Office by 12 noon, December 1, 2010.

Virginia Tech- Africana Studies Assistant Professor Position

The Africana Studies program at Virginia Tech invites applications for one full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position in Africana Studies at the Assistant Professor level to begin Fall, 2011. Ph.D. required. Areas of research are open, although they are interested in candidates pursuing research on the African Diaspora, preferably in the Caribbean and/or Latin America. Review of materials will begin on November 1, and the position will remain open until filled.

Department of Sociology and Anthropology at St. Olaf College Position

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at St. Olaf College invites applications for a tenure-track position in sociology, beginning fall 2011. Appointment is expected at the assistant professor rank, and salary is competitive. A completed Ph.D. in sociology is strongly preferred, but not required. They seek candidates with a focus on quantitative research and U.S. minority and/or immigrant populations of color as primary specializations. They began to review applications on August 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.

Northwestern University- Dept. of African American Studies Assistant Professor Position

The Department of African American Studies at Northwestern University solicits applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in African American religion to begin September 1, 2011. Ph.D. required. Candidates should have a strong record in the field of African American religion or, more broadly, African diaspora religion, from either a humanistic or social scientific perspective. Application deadline: December 1, 2010.

Fordham University-African American Studies Assistant Professor Position

Fordham University invites applications for a specialist in African American Studies for a tenure track appointment at the Assistant Professor level starting Fall 2011, at the Lincoln Center Campus. Ph.D is required at time of appointment. Application deadline: November 1, 2010.

Lehigh University-Predoctoral/Postdoctoral Fellowship in Africana Studies

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Africana Studies Program at Lehigh University invites Ph.D. candidates specializing in African diaspora studies to apply for a two-year predoctoral / postdoctoral fellowship, beginning August 15, 2011. The two-year award carries a stipend of $25,000 in the first year. It is renewable for the second year, with a $40,000 salary, provided the fellow completes his/her Ph.D. in time to meet all requirements for the home institution's spring graduation. Completion of all requirements for the Ph.D., except the dissertation, by May 15, 2011. Application deadline: November 19, 2010.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. Application deadline: November 1, 2010.

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans support thirty individuals a year for up to two years of graduate study. The Fellowship provides $25,000 maintenance and half tuition (up to a maximum of $20,000 per academic year). Candidates may be students already in graduate study, though not past their second year and must be either holders of Green Cards, naturalized citizens, or a child of at least one naturalized citizen parent. Application deadline: November 1, 2010.

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for the 2011 Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources. About 15 fellowships of a maximum of $25,000 will be awarded. Applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program in the U.S. but do not have to be U.S. citizens. Application deadline: November 15, 2010.

Continuously Rich: Black Women in Cultural Production Symposium @ U of MN Dance

Continuously Rich: Black Women in Cultural Production is a symposium that features the work of black women choreographers working from different contexts, aesthetics, and thematic foci, and whose work comments back on any stereotypical notions of what "black dance" might be. The symposium will be held from Oct. 21 to Oct. 23, 2010 at the University of Minnesota. This event is free and open to the public.

Final Exam Notification

TO ALL FALL 2010 INSTRUCTORS: Please notify Laura, by Friday, October 22nd, whether or not you will be holding a final exam. If you have questions or are unsure of when your final exam is to be held, contact Laura at domin047@umn.edu or

A Note on Printing

A note on printing: The least expensive way to print is by using the department copier. To have your teaching materials printed for you, please send an attachment to amstdy@umn.edu Please specify how many copies you need. All copies will be double-sided and stapled unless you make a special request. We ask for two hours for preparation and we will email you when your print job is done. If you have any special requests please call the office at 612-624-4190. If you have any questions about this note please feel free to contact Colleen.

Faculty & Grad Instructors: Book Orders for Spring 2011 Courses Due.

Faculty & Grad Instructors: Book orders for Spring 2011 courses are due. Please send your order to Laura by Wednesday, October 27, 2010. Continue reading for the order form, bookstore ordering guidelines and notes that help process your order and obtain desk copies.

Graduate Interdisciplinary Group in Sexuality Studies [GIGSS] First Annual Kick Off Event!

The Graduate Interdisciplinary Group in Sexuality Studies (GIGSS) invites everyone to their First Annual Kick Off Event, October 6th, at 5:00 p.m. in Nolte 140. Learn more about GIGSS, their plans for 2010-2011, and opportunities for involvement. Refreshments will be served!

Moreau Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The University of Notre Dame is now accepting applications for the Moreau Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. These two-year postdoctoral appointments will carry a starting annual salary of $50,000. Health insurance and $5,000 for relocation/research expenses will also be part of the fellowship package. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree by June 30, 2011 or have received the terminal degree in their discipline within the past five years. Application deadline: November 1, 2010.

Save the Date

SAVE THE DATES: Grad Recruitment Weekend for 2011 will be held April 1 and 2.

The National Archives announces a new 2011 Regional Residency Fellowship

The National Archives announces a new 2011 Regional Residency Fellowship to give researchers the opportunity to conduct original research at National Archives locations. A $3000 stipend will be awarded for a total of 5 fellowships. Academic historians are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is November 15, 2010.

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